Congress 2022

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Following the postponement of the Agbiz Congress 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is our pleasure to announce that the Agbiz Congress 2022 will be held at Sun City in North West from 22 to 24 June 2022.

The Agbiz Congress 2022 is one of the major events on the food, feed, fibre and beverage sectors’ agenda in South Africa. We anticipate attracting more than 400 delegates to the 2022 congress, which will feature presentations and discussion panels from local and international speakers, as well as a student case competition and various networking opportunities.

As an exciting service to the agri-food industry, the Agbiz Congress 2022 will also provide agribusinesses and their input suppliers an opportunity to showcase their latest products and services as exhibitors in the trade exhibition.

The high-tech Sun City Convention Centre at Sun City, and its new venues will play host to the plenary and breakaway sessions, and it will also house the exciting trade exhibition held for the first time.


Programme

With the theme ”Building resilient and sustainable agri-food ecosystems“, the congress will provide the key forum for identifying the critical developments needed over the coming decades to ensure agri-food value chains are managed sustainably for the benefit of current and future generations.

It will promote a dynamic and contemporary programme that will include a mixture of international and local speakers, dedicated sessions, and lively discussions and debates on the challenges that impact global agricultural value chains.

The Agbiz Congress 2022 kicks off on 22 June 2022 with a golf day at the Lost City Country Club. The golf prize-giving will take place during the welcome reception that evening. The student case competition will also be launched on that day.

The plenary session of the congress starts on the morning of 23 June 2022, with parallel panel discussions in the afternoon focusing on horticulture; grains, oilseeds and livestock; and agro-processing.

The gala dinner on the evening of 23 June 2022 promises to be a prestigious event where honorary awards will be presented and the winners of the student case competition will be announced.

On Friday 24 June, the plenary session continues until lunch, followed by the Agbiz annual general meeting.

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Registration

The registration fee includes the one-and-a-half-day congress as well as the welcome reception and gala dinner. Should your partner accompany you to the social functions only, kindly note that an additional accompanying person fee applies. Please indicate it on the registration form.


The standard registration rate is valid until 31 May 2022.

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Fee Type

Description

Early Bird

Standard

Additional Ticket

Registration Fees Agbiz / Agbiz associate member R4 110.00 R4 580.00 R0.00
Registration Fees Non-member R4 630.00 R5 200.00 R0.00
Social Event Tickets Welcome function R0.00 R0.00 R600.00
Social Event Tickets Gala Dinner R0.00 R0.00 R700.00

Golf day

The Agbiz Congress will kick off on 22 June 2022 with a golf day at the Lost City Country Club. This masterpiece was sculpted out of the surrounding hills and rocky terrain by none other than Gary Player himself.

Green fees are R900 per player and include a golf cart. The golf day prize-giving coincides with the welcome reception.

If you want to participate in the golf day, kindly indicate it on the congress registration form.

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Trade Exhibition

As an exciting service to the agri-food industry, the Agbiz Congress 2022 will also provide agribusinesses and their input suppliers an opportunity to showcase their latest products and services as exhibitors in the trade exhibition.

The exhibition hall will be the focal meeting point for the congress; providing a place for delegates to meet and sponsors and exhibitors to showcase their business. The welcome reception, daily lunch and morning and afternoon tea breaks will be held in the exhibition area, allowing exhibitors a generous amount of time over the two days of the congress to network. 

For more information on the trade exhibition and how to sign up, download the Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus. 

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus

Exhibition floor plan


Accommodation

Sun City offers a wide range of accommodation options and each of Sun City’s four hotels has its unique style, character and attractions.

The Cabanas

The newly refurbished Cabanas Hotel is situated at the Sun City Waterworld Lake, offering guests a contemporary twist and great ‘base’ to explore the resort. As the sun sets over the open spaces and rolling lawns the nights begin at the Cabanas pool deck, with chic cocktails and a vibrant island setting.

The Cabanas

RATES

SINGLE

DOUBLE

Standard Twin R1 604.00 R1 814.00
Lake Facing Twin R1 838.00 R2 048.00
Standard Family R2 233.00 R2 443.00

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Soho Hotel

Often referred to as the main hotel, Soho Hotel was the first hotel to be built on the resort. This 4-star Sun City accommodation is located right at the heart of Sun City, and is central to all the activities and things to do at the resort.

Soho Hotel

RATES

SINGLE

DOUBLE

Luxury Twin Room R2 396.00 R2 641.00
Luxury Family Room R2 862.00 R3 017.00

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Cascades

Named for the waterfalls and calming pools that trickle throughout the property, the 5-star Cascades Hotel is an oasis of calm in the midst of the Sun City Resort and in close proximity to all the activities Sun City has to offer.

Cascades

RATES

SINGLE

DOUBLE

Luxury Twin Room R3 033.00 R3 318.00

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Opportunities to sponsor

The Agbiz Congress 2022 will bring together more than 400 stakeholders – including CEOs, senior management and board members, as well as key delegates from government, producer organisations, processors, academia and various other major role players in the Southern African agriculture and agri-food industry.

The congress offers you the opportunity to connect with and showcase your company to this large and diverse audience.

Participating as a sponsor will provide you with the opportunity to deliver your message directly to your key stakeholders and demonstrate your support and products to the agri-food industry.

For more information on the sponsorship opportunities and how to sign up, download the Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus. There are still a few selected sponsorship opportunities available (see page 21).

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus


Our Sponsors

A roaring thank you to our sponsors for their generous and continued support.




Standard Bank Agriculture

Standard Bank Agriculture (Event Sponsor)

Standard Bank understands the important role agriculture plays in the economy, we also appreciate the challenges the industry faces and endeavour to be part of the solution. Understanding these realities allows us to organise ourselves to become a valuable financial partner to our clients as they grow their businesses. Our strategy is to be an African focused, client-centred, digitally enabled universal financial services organisation, which drives Africa’s growth and creates value for all our stakeholders.

www.standardbank.co.za

Nedbank

Nedbank (Platinum Sponsor)

At Nedbank our bigger-picture approach to banking starts with immersing ourselves in your business and your sector. We recognise the need to play a meaningful role and provide solutions to unlock opportunities and meet the challenges faced in agriculture. We understand that these challenges, if not addressed, threaten economic growth, food security, employment and investment. By using our financial expertise to do good we strive to be part of a growing, competitive, transformed and climate-resilient agricultural sector that ultimately contributes positively to the country as a whole.

www.nedbank.co.za

Absa

Absa (Platinum Sponsor)

Absa Bank Limited (‘Absa Bank’) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Absa Group Limited, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest financial services groups. Absa offers a range of retail, business, corporate and investment banking and wealth management and insurance products and services primarily in South Africa and Namibia. Absa Group is represented in 12 countries, with approximately 42 000 employees.

www.absa.co.za

Afgri Agri Services

Afgri Agri Services (Gold Sponsor)

At AFGRI Agri Services, we strive towards constant progression, growth, innovation and forging our vision for food security in South Africa and the rest of the continent. We provide comprehensive services to producers including grain handling and storage, financial support and solutions as well as inputs and hi-tech equipment, supported by a large retail footprint. We have invested in the development of emerging farmers through our Lemang Agricultural Services training programme to foster strong future farmers.

www.afgri.co.za

Corteva

Corteva (Gold Sponsor)

Corteva Agriscience is a pure-play agriculture company dedicated to helping farmers get the most out of every hectare, season after season. We deliver value to the farmer in the seed, through digital and targeted breeding and biotech, on the seed, through seed-applied technology, and on the farm through Crop Protection, and through digital and overall agronomic solutions. In South Africa, Corteva’s technology centre adapts global technology to local needs - accelerating new product development for Pioneer, Pannar and Corteva Crop Protection, across multiple crops for farmers, helping them better manage yield-robbing pests and crop disease, climate volatility and soil fertility.

www.corteva.com

John Deere Financial

John Deere Financial (Gala Dinner Sponsor)

John Deere Financial Sub-Saharan Africa, supported by in-country Alliance Banks, brings a deep understanding of your business, equipment expertise, and personal solutions to make owning equipment easy and affordable. Competitive rates, flexible terms, and solutions customized to your business are only a few of the benefits allowing you to adapt to changing farming environments, and still maintain access to the latest technology with John Deere. Finance built for you. * Terms & conditions apply

www.deere.co.za

Sansor

Sansor (Welcome Function Sponsor)

As the representative body of the seed industry in South Africa, the South African National Seed Organisation (SANSOR) has served the needs of the South African seed industry for more than three decades. SANSOR support the 120 member companies on seed certification and quality standards, intellectual property rights, and plant breeding innovations. In recent years, seed issues have become more complex and therefore, SANSOR invested considerable resources in research to understand and provide solutions for these industry issues.

http://www.sansor.org

Golf Day Event Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Registration Desks

Branded Congress Bags

Branded Congress Gift

Congress App

Delegate Lanyards and Name Badges

Hospitality Sponsor for Tea Breaks and Lunches

Hospitality Sponsor for Tea Breaks and Lunches

Wi-Fi

Branded Notebook

Branded Pens

Mini Agenda

Speakers Gifts

Panellists’ gifts

Mint Tins

Branded Bottled Water

Electronic Advert

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